Welcome to Year 6

Where learning is fuelled by creativity

What to expect in Year 6

As the last year in primary school, we are really important! This is the year where we take on more responsibility and become a member of a subject team – our opinions and ideas are vital to the development of our school. As the oldest children in the school we lead by example in all that we do from our behaviour to our learning. Of course, we are also ready to relish the challenge of KS2 SATs at the end of the year!

What we’re learning this term

Year 6 2018-2019 overview

 

This term our main focus of learning is ‘The Terrible Trenches’. In this topic we’ll be focusing on life during World War 1 to coincide with the centenary of this major historical event. In particular, we’ll be learning about key events before and during the war – both home and away – and we’ll be exploring what life would have been like through the medium of art.

Year 6 Learning Letter Autumn 2018

London Trip – This year’s residential

22-24 May 2019

In year 6, our children have the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to London at the end of May. This is a really exciting trip that involves watching a West End show (fingers crossed for School of Rock!), a ride on the London Eye, a visit to the Houses of Parliament and one of the amazing large museums.

London – Letter of offer

Initial letter

Support your child’s learning at home

Reading

Your child should be reading every night, aloud to an adult as well as reading to themselves. Children should have both a non-fiction and fiction reading book at all times and please remember to sign the reading record when you hear them read!

Spellings

Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in their writing, and it’s great to practice these at home whenever you get the opportunity too.

Download and print Y6 Autumn Term spellings

Maths

Children having a rapid recall of times tables and associated division facts is also a must. Periodically we’ll send home activities or signpost resources that will support children with mathematics, particularly ones that help children feel prepared for their end of KS2 tests.

STAR learning at home

Your child will be given a STAR learning homework grid at the start of each term, with a range of project-based learning activities for your child to do at home. This is to give all children the opportunity to shine and get excited by learning, in whichever area their strengths are. You can help as much or as little as you like – ven grannies and grandads can get involved!

We ask children to bring in their STAR learning throughout the term so that we can celebrate and share it in the class. Many star learning projects are so brilliant they even get a Head Teacher’s Award which will mean five additional tokens for their team class award.

Year 6 Homelearning Autumn 2018

Spelling Menu

Times table Menu

 

Anything you need to know?

PE will be an important part of our week  – please have your PE kit on you at all times, in case we have an extra lesson!

Any adults to hear readers will be welcomed until 9.10 everyday. Please let us know if you are interested in supporting the year group.

Art shirts

If you have any old shirts you could donate to the art shirt box we would be very grateful.

Appointments

If you have any concerns about your child at all,  please do not hesitate to come in and speak to us. It is always best to talk to us as soon as possible if you or your child are unhappy about anything  as it will enable us to resolve any issues quickly. We have more time available after school than before school to speak to parents, but in an emergency of course pop in anytime.

Year 6 News